Will Dell Ubuntu deal hurt Microsoft, Novell or Red Hat the hardest?
If they get it right, and a Linux Dell equates to a cheaper Dell, then Microsoft could face its most serious bit of competition for the longest time.
The real news here is not that Linux is hitting the radar of Joe Consumer for the first time rather than flying under it for the benefit of the geek crowd alone. No, the real news comes in the fact that for the first time your average consumer is being given a real choice over OS rather than having to decide between PC and Mac hardware in order to get flexibility over operating system software. If this does not give the whole PC marketplace a boost then that market is dead in the water.